Install and Deploy Internet Explorer 11 (IE11)


The Internet Explorer 11 desktop application will be retired and go out of support on June 15, 2022. For a list of what’s in scope, see the FAQ. The same IE11 apps and sites you use today can open in Microsoft Edge with Internet Explorer mode. Learn more here.

Applies to:

  • Windows 10
  • Windows 8.1 Update
  • Windows 7 with Service Pack 1 (SP1)
  • Windows Server 2012 R2
  • Windows Server 2008 R2 with Service Pack 1 (SP1)

Use the topics in this section to learn how to customize your Internet Explorer installation package, how to choose the right method for installation, and how to deploy IE into your environment. You can also find more info about your virtualization options for legacy apps.

In this section

Topic Description
Customize Internet Explorer 11 installation packages Guidance about how to use .INF files or the IE Administration Kit 11 (IEAK 11) to create custom packages and about how to create those packages for multiple operating systems.
Choose how to install Internet Explorer 11 (IE11) Guidance for the different ways you can install IE, including using System Center 2012 R2 Configuration Manager, Windows Server Update Services (WSUS), Microsoft Intune, your network, the operating system deployment system, or third-party tools.
Choose how to deploy Internet Explorer 11 (IE11) Guidance about how to deploy your custom version of IE using Automatic Version Synchronization (AVS) or using your software distribution tools.
Virtualization and compatibility with Internet Explorer 11 Info about the Microsoft-supported options for virtualizing web apps.